5 Ways a Mentor Can Help You Succeed

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A mentor is one who is there to guide you and see you through while you endeavor to achieve considerable success in your chosen field and reach your goals. He/she is experienced enough in the field in question so as to be able to guide and teach you while you learn and gain the necessary skills to achieve success. Whether it is your career, profession or a personal goal, if you have a mentor, you have someone to turn to when the going seems too tough. But how exactly does having a mentor help? What all can you really expect from a mentor? Listed here are 5 ways in which a mentor may help you in your pursuit of success.

1. Helps you in dealing with problems

In your pursuit of success, it is inevitable that you will face some problems. Problems are bound to come and you will have to deal with them. But at times it may so happen that you feel helpless or find no way out. In such situations, your mentor will show you the way. He/she will help you in dealing with your problems and will teach you how to move ahead in spite of such problems.

2. Advises you on what to do in certain situations

Apart from problems, sometimes you might come across situations where you are completely at sea! You will find certain situations where you have no idea what to do or how to react. In such confusing situations, your mentor will give you advice on how to move ahead without being too affected by your circumstances, and how not to let your circumstances put you down or make your pace lethargic.

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3. Teaches you the nuances of a profession/subject

Whether it is your career or a profession, no matter what field or subject you are pursuing, your mentor will teach you the various nuances of it which will help you towards becoming an expert in the field or subject. Knowledge of certain secrets about a trade also goes a long way in ensuring how much you succeed and what all you achieve in the field in question.

4. Evaluates and give you feedback on your progress and prospects

Your mentor will not only teach you about the field or subject you are pursuing but will also evaluate and give you feedback about your progress and will also let you know whether you really have it in you or not. Coming from your mentor, knowledge of how well you are progressing towards your goal helps you not to lose focus and continually be on track. You also come to know about your prospects in the field.

5. Makes you aware of opportunities

Opportunities come and go, all right, but how would you know whether an opportunity is available or not? This is where your mentor comes in. He/she will let you know about various opportunities that are available and where you should try your luck. Apart from giving you valuable leads, a mentor will also introduce you to important people in a field where networking is important and will tell you the secrets about how and where to look for appropriate opportunities.

But remember that a mentor will only be a guide and someone who will show you the way, not a stepping stone or someone who will lead the way. The task of finding your own way and accomplishing what you desire in life is always your job, and your responsibility.